Story, Art & Transformation ~ fall 2017

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Story, Art & Transformation

November 2017

We cross thresholds all the time. sometimes it is the simplicity of walking through a door from one room to another. Sometimes it is moving between significant and symbolic changes in our lives, the end of something known into what comes next and is unknown. These can be times of discomfort and times of infinite possibility and joy. Sometimes we have to mark these occasions as they “happen to us” and other times I would suggest we invite them in. Even the smallest shift can bring us to attention ~ lighting a candle, beginning a piece of work, writing in a journal, cooking a meal ~ bringing our awareness to what is before us and trusting that everything else is being cared for now. Begin. Move forward.

 

We look with uncertainty

by Anne Hillman

 

We look with uncertainty
beyond the old choices for 
clear-cut answers
to a softer, more permeable aliveness
which is every moment
at the brink of death;
for something new is being born in us
if we but let it.
We stand at a doorway,
awaiting that which comes…
daring to be human creatures,
vulnerable to the beauty of existence.
Learning to love.

 

Two Story, Art & Transformation workshops were held in November. Three women met in each workshop and these are a few examples of the thoughtful and slow work that was begun ~